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Editor: Leanne Pattison

English Editing, Writing and Training Services

Bachelor of Education (Uni Canberra), Postgraduate Certificate of Language Teaching (ANU), Certificate IV Training and Assessment (Capital Careers Pty Ltd)


  • Editing—Substantive and structural editing, copy editing, proof-reading, writing/re-writing according to audience and purpose. Editing full range of selection criteria for private and government organisations and training job applicants in writing and self-editing. Editing for Plain English.
  • Other services—Document development, scribing, speeches, learning materials.
  • Subject fields—Selection criteria responses; education, business and public service communication; academic and creative writing; English for people of non-English speaking backgrounds.
  • Media—Books, reports, newsletters, pamphlets, public service and private business documents.

Specific projects

Training in English language skills. Editing job application and business documents, earth sciences writing, community organisation newsletters, interview panel notes, scribing, speeches.

Strong literacy and training skills. Excellent client communication and support. Wide experience helping writers whose native language is not English. Familiarity with Italian, Russian and Indonesian languages.